What happens next
11/12/2019 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision
The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 11 September 2019. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.
Timeline (40 items)
The Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested information and comments from Vattenfall Wind Power Limited, Interested Parties and Other Parties on the Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm. The Secretary of State will be setting a new deadline for a decision. A statement confirming the new deadline for a decision will be made to the House of Commons and House of Lords in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008 as soon as possible once Parliament is in session.
The Examination closed at 23.59 on 11 June 2019.
Submissions for Deadline 8 (10 June 2019) have been published.
The Deadline 7 submissions have now been published.
Interested Parties are reminded that Deadline 8 on 10 June 2019 is the final deadline in the Examination and will close at 5pm.
The Examining Authority has issued questions under Rule 17. The general deadline for responses is Deadline 6A Monday 3 June 2019 (although some questions provide a longer response time to Deadline 7).
Comments on responses may be made by Deadline 7: Thursday 6 June 2019.
The Applicant may make a final reply to any comments at Deadline 8: Monday 10 June 2019 at 5pm.
The Examining Authority’s third suite of Written Questions has now been published.
The Examining Authority has published its commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) and seeks input from Interested Parties by Deadline 6 and comments on input by Deadline 7.
The Deadline 5A submissions have been published.
The Deadline 5 submissions have been published.
The Applicant is consulting on a material change to the Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm application. For further details please view the letter.
The Audio recordings and Action Points for: Issue Specific Hearings 8-9 and Compulsorily Acquisition Hearing 2 are now published and available below.
Action Lists from the Issue Specific Hearing (ISH8) held on 16 and 17 April have been published.
Republished Further Written Questions, with the amended numbering of questions, issued by the Examining Authority.
The Submissions for Deadline 4C have now been published.
The Examining Authority’s second suite of Written Questions has now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable, a Rule 9 Notification of Procedural Decision and s51 Advice Letter to guide the Applicant and Interested Parties responding to the Applicant’s request for a Material Change to the Application to provide for a Structures Exclusion Zone (SEZ) in the wind turbine array area offshore. The Agendas for Issue Specific Hearings 8 & 9 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 commencing on 16 April have been published.
The Deadline 4B submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable and a Rule 9 Notification of Procedural Decision Letter to guide the Applicant and Interested Parties preparing for April hearings. The itinerary for Accompanied Site Inspection 2 to the London Ports on 15 April has been published. Agendas for hearings commencing on 16 April will be published after the Examining Authority’s consideration of documents submitted for new Deadline 4B.
The Deadline 4 submissions have been published
The Examination Library which was published following Deadline 3 has been amended. Examination Library references for deadline 3 have been updated.
The Examining Authority have issued a Rule 9 – notification of procedural decision letter.
The Examining Authority has issued notification of the date, times of and places for Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (ASI2) to be held on 15 April 2019.
The Deadline 3 Submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority have issued a Rule 8(3) Variation to the Examination Timetable. This letter also contains Notification of Issue Specific and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings scheduled for April 2019.
The Audio recordings and Action Points for: Issue Specific Hearings 3 – 7, Compulsorily Acquisition Hearing 1 and Open Floor Hearing 1 are now published and available below.
Recordings and Action Points of ISH3
Recordings and Action Points of ISH4
Recordings and Action Points of ISH5
Recordings and Action Points of ISH6
Recordings and Action Points of ISH7
Recordings and Action Points of CAH1
Recordings and Action Points of OFH1
Agendas for the hearings to be held in February 2019 have been published. The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary has also been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter
The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 27 June 2018.
The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.
It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see MHCLG pre-application guidance).